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  • Valley Bridle Trail Partial Closure

    A section of the Valley Bridle Trail is closed across from the Brandywine Golf Course. There is no estimate of when this section will be open. Please observe all trail closures. More »

  • Plateau Trail Partial Closure

    The outer loop of the Plateau Trail is closed at the Valley Picnic Area junction for bridge repair. The bridge is now unsafe for pedestrian traffice due to accelerated erosion around the base. More »

  • Bald Eagle Closure in Effect Until July 31, 2014

    Returning bald eagles are actively tending to last year's nest within the Pinery Narrows area in CVNP. To protect the eagles from human disturbance, the area surrounding the nest tree will be closed until July 31, 2014. More »

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) Bridge Construction Closures

    Rockside and Canal Visitor Center boarding sites will be closed through Apr 27. From Jan 18 - Mar 16, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Brecksville stations. From Mar 22 - Apr, CVSR will operate between Akron Northside and Peninsula. More »

  • Do Not Feed the Waterfowl and Birds!

    Many people enjoy feeding waterfowl and birds, but the effects of this seemingly generous act can be harmful. Regular feeding can cause: unatural behavior, pollution, overcrowding, delayed migration, and poor nutrition and disease.

  • Closure on Fishing Will Remain in Effect for Virginia Kendall Lake

    Due to the government shutdown, we were unable to survey the fish community in VK Lake as scheduled. Our survey partners (ODNR) will not be able to get into the lake until early spring of 2014. Therefore, the closure on fishing will remain in effect. More »

Rockside Boarding Station Closed

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Date: January 4, 2011
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, 440- 546-5995
Contact: Kelly Steele, 330-657-1915

Brecksville, Ohio – Beginning January 8, 2011 until early summer, the Rockside Boarding Station in Independence will be closed for construction. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) will temporarily relocate operations from Rockside Station to Canal Visitor Center and Brecksville Station for regular excursions and to Brecksville Station for special events and school groups. The construction will include the expansion of the boarding station and parking lot to better serve the visiting public. This project is funded by the National Park Service Federal Lands and Highways Alternative Transportation Program. The contractor is Pinnacle Construction and Development Group from Willoughby, Ohio.

New Schedule for General Excursions, January through June 2011:

Station South North South North
Canal Visitor Center 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Brecksville 10:15 a.m. 12:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m.
Peninsula 10:35 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 3:40 p.m.
Akron Northside 11:20 a.m. 11:35 a.m. 2:50 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

CVSR is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVSR is celebrating its 37th year of excursion rail service. For more information, visit www.CVSR.com

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva/or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

Did You Know?

Photo of Bald Eagle taken in Cuyahoga Valley National Park where an eagle pair built their first nest in 2006. Photo by Martin Trimmer.

November is the time to be on the lookout for bald eagles performing aerial courtship displays. Once eagles have selected each other, they plunge through the air in very high dives, locking their talons and breaking apart just when it looks as though they will crash to the ground.